This annotated guide includes links to Web sites that are particularly useful information sources
for business research, business trends and career exploration.
Search Tools | Guides | Data Sources | Law | News | Careers | Writing Resources
If you have done little Internet searching, try this excellent tutorial from the University of California, Berkeley. It covers basic to advanced search techniques.
Linked to this page are explanations of the different types of search tools:
Convenient service provides access to the major Web search tools and specialized ones such as Stockquotes, Find software and Yellow Pages. If you are unfamiliar with Internet offerings, try browsing the list of specialty searches.
Searches several of the large web indexes and search engines simultaneously. Gives annotations and gets rid of duplication. Since no one search engine covers the same territory, this can be a timesaver for some searches.
This is an example of a business-specific search engine.
See Widener University Library's useful Web evaluation checklists for:
Click here for more web site evaluation criteria.
Located at the Computer Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madision, and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the biweekly Scout Report helps to keep you aware of the best new Internet resources in business and economics. Sites are arranged in thematic areas of research, learning, and general interest. See the Business & Economics Current Awareness Metapage.
Guide to Internet discussion groups allows users to browse by group name, subject, description, host country, or sponsoring organization or to search for keywords to locate relevant groups. Information on how to subscribe is also provided.
Links to over 600 business school web sites and reviews (rates) over 150 of them.
From the well known University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, this guide includes sites categorized by business topics such as: Marketing and Advertising, Management, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, and more.
Founded by Yogesh Malhotra, this is a site for researchers. Includes eighteen sections on business and technology, Knowledge management, e-commerce, etc. Highly praised by Business Week, WSJ, Fortune, etc.
Advertised as "the most comprehensive resource for investors on the web." MBA students will find the Research a Company and Research Reports sections particularly useful. Includes links to over 2,000 company home pages.
Annotated guide to substantive Internet financial resources, including electronic journals, working paper archives, and data sources.
Comprehensive resource from Ohio State University provides access to banking, money, stock market, finance, accounting, real estate, investments, insurance sites, online texts and cases, and the Financial Data Finder.
This Scout Select site is a "must bookmark" for economics research. Bill Goffe, University of Southern Mississippi, has selected, annotated, and updated the list for the past four years.
It is divided into over 30 topical sections including U.S. and world data, working papers, online journals, extensive general and specific mailing lists, and much more.
It includes a search engine since the resources are vast.
The Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research has compiled an excellent annotated index of regional and country specific sites, international news/periodicals, mailing lists, and more..
Whitehouse web site offers convenient access to current economic indicators from a variety of federal agencies; topics include output, income, employment, earnings, production and business activity, prices, money, credit, securities market, transportation, and international trade. A similar Social Statistics Briefing Room is also available.
Provides quick and easy access to statistical data produced by more than 70 federal agencies. If you're searching for subject-specific data rather than general topics go to FedStats first, instead of the "Census Bureau."
A detailed annotated guide to current and historical financial data sets and data providers on the net.
Get "company snapshots," including 30-day stock graphs and basic data, for any Fortune 500 company.
Provides "Company Capsules" for more than 12,000 public and private companies. Capsules include directory information, links to the company website, stock quotes, current news story headlines, and SEC filings.
The "Industry Zone" section gives good beginning information and links to prominent trade associations related to your selected industry.
Hoover's subscribers can get "In-depth Company Profiles" including company strategy, history and detailed financials.
The "StockScreener" allows you to search for stocks using up to 20 performance criteria.
This excellent site at the University of California, San Diego links to more than 800 Internet sites of numeric social science data. It includes data sets, searchable catalogs, data libraries, gateways, and vendors.
This topical guide links to pages for the law of commercial transactions, enterprise law, law relating to particular business sectors, tax law, and employment law. Pages provide an overview of the major status pertaining to the topic, with links to relevant sections of the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, state level resources and key Internet sites.
Jumping off point for online versions of local business newspapers in 39 U.S. cities, including Business First of Columbus. Offers search across all sites and access to back issues.
Excellent source for up-to-the-hour financial, business and management news.
Current company press releases for hundreds of member companies; automotive, health care, technology, entertainment industry and government news articles; an archive.
Annotated guide to resources for job seekers, those planning new careers, and those who assist others in these pursuits. Includes online job listings, career fairs, discussion groups.
Rules of usage and principles of composition.
Try the following two sites as starting points to help you with business writing:
Some of this guide was originally
developed for Professor John Wellington, Capital University Graduate School of Administration,
by FoolProof Solutions Digital Publishing. It has been updated and revised by Jo Ellen Locke
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